Rudraksha means "Eyes of Shiva" and is powered with mystical, spiritual and medicinal powers that enhance the well being of the wearer. Shiva Mahapurana described Rudraksha origin as Lord Shiva's tear. The beads impart astrological benefits and it is believed that the wearer of Rudraksha is always untouched by sins, impious thoughts and deeds. The powers of Rudraksha are associated with the number of mukhi or faces the beads have. The Rudraksha beads can have a number of faces ranging from 1-38. From 1 to 14 mukhi, Gauri Shankar and Ganesh Rudraksha are the two most popular.
Eight-faced Rudraksha / 8 Mukhi Rudraksha / Aath Mukhi Rudraksha
The deity of Eight-faced Rudraksha is Lord Ganesha and so the person wearing this will never have any obstacles in his path and will enjoy professional success. In astrology, it is believed that this bead cures the negative effects of Rahu and is excellent for people having Sarpa Dosha in their horoscope charts. This is a very beneficial bead.
Nine-faced Rudraksha / 9 Mukhi Rudraksha / Nau Mukhi Rudraksha
The representing deity is Aadhya Shakti Maa. This bead is worn by Devi Bhaktas and it cultivates patience in the wearer. The negative effects of Ketu are controlled by this bead and it supports in mastering the foreign languages.
Ten-faced Rudraksha / 10 Mukhi Rudraksha / Dus Mukhi Rudraksha
Lord Mahavishnu is regarded as the God of Ten-faced Rudraksha. Creating a feeling of security, this bead helps the wearer to overcome difficult times. There is no ruling planet for this bead and gives the power of concentration to the wearer.
Eleven-faced Rudraksha / 11 Mukhi Rudraksha / Gyarah Mukhi Rudraksha
The representing deity of Eleven-faced Rudraksha is Lord Aanjaneya or Hanuman. This bead is very beneficial for woman; it gives her a caring wealthy husband and is blessed with male progeny. Speaking in terms of astrology, it protects the wearer from Aakal Mrityu or sudden death.
Twelve-faced Rudraksha / 12 Mukhi Rudraksha / Barah Mukhi Rudraksh
Lord Surya is the deity representing Twelve-faced Rudraksha bead. The negative effects of the Lord Sun are controlled and this bead helps in ruling and creating a powerful aura. This bead can be worn by those who cannot acquire a single-faced Rudrkasha as both have similar effects.
Thirteen-faced Rudraksha / 13 Mukhi Rudraksha / Terah Mukhi Rudraksha
The deity representing Thirteen-faced Rudraksha is Lord Indra, the Hindu God of Devas. It is a very rare bead and showers the wearer with all worldly comforts and authority. The wearer is equivalent to a King and they become victorious in challenging situations.
Fourteen-faced Rudraksha / 14 Mukhi Rudraksha / Chaudah Mukhi Rudraksha
The representing deity is Lord Hanuman. It is a powerful bead and shows instant effects. The original 14-faced Rudraksha is very hard to find. The negative effects of the planet Saturn or Lord Shani are controlled by this bead and the helps the wearer in achieving every difficult goals.
Gauri Shankar Rudraksha
Gauri Shankar Rudraksha is a combination of two naturally blended Rudrakshas. The representing deity is Lord Shiva and Mata Parwati. The Gauri Shankar Rudraksha appears as a single Rudraksha piece blended with a combination of two Rudrakshas, with one Rudraksha over the other. This bead is very effective for couples seeking marital happiness. This Rudraksha has a great importance in astrology and is highly recommended by astrologers to individuals whose marriages are getting delayed. It also maintains peace and harmony and comfort in the family.
The representing deity is Lord Ganesha. The Ganesh Rudraksha is seen as a Rudraksha with an analogous Trunk like elevation as the Lord Ganesha. It attracts intelligence, knowledge, prudence, and supremacy. It improves the concentration level, memory power and the sense of balance in a person. This Rudraksha is highly recommended for students.